APRIL 1994 was the end of an era in the history of Liverpool Football Club and 44,339 filled Anfield to witness it – the last day of the standing Kop.
Nineteen years on, memories have faded of the famous old terrace, but in our new free app magazine we’ve got some must-see video for anybody that ever climbed the steps, swayed with their mates and cheered on The Reds while standing on The Kop.
Thanks to Mike Nevin’s dad, Bernard, who took a clunky 90s video recorder to that landmark last day, we’ve got a series of films marking the occasion, including an impromptu interview with the late Lenny Campbell, aka Dr Fun – a familiar figure on the Kop for many years.
There’s also footage from inside and outside the stadium, before and after the game with Norwich and we’ve also sourced photos, tickets and leaflets from that last day.
Issue three also includes:
- Video interviews with two of Liverpool’s young prospects, Joao Carlos Teixeira and Ryan McLaughlin
- The need for stability at Liverpool
- A feature on home advantage and ‘Fortress Anfield’
- A look back (with a twist) at Liverpool 4 Arsenal 4 in 2009
- Roy Henderson on the magic of football
- Dan Fitzsimmons on why the popular perception of footballers is all wrong
- Kristian Walsh on Paddy Berger
- A look at modern football and the fans protesting against it
Away from football, issue 3 also features:
- An in-depth review of Liverpool Sound City
- A review of Silent Sleep’s album and an interview with singer Chris McIntosh
- A feature on unsigned musicians who have become YouTube sensations
- A review of Lianne La Havas at Rampworx Liverpool
- Sefton Park Cricket Club and their link up with the charity CALM
As with the first two magazines, features are backed up with exclusive videos and audio from the Anfield Wrap team. The mag is available, free, in Newsstand and the App Store. To get started on an iPad, click here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/anfield-wrap/id583362683?mt=8
We would be made up if you could download it, read it, rate and review it and let us know what you think. We’re also desperate to reach the technophobes out there who swerve the internet – so if your mum, dad, nan, granddad, sister, whoever was/is/might be a fervent Kopite, download the mag and show them it!
A version for Android/PC will follow in the next week or two and will be available at http://app.theanfieldwrap.com where you can read issues one and two now.
Thanks for supporting The Anfield Wrap.
Thanks for the Kop’s Last Stand article and especially for the footage.
I was there on that day with 3 of my best friends and hold the memories as amongst my best of following Liverpool. Its criminal how so little footage of that historic day exists.
I also love how what you’ve provided is literally at street level. That has to count as one of the best trips down Memory Lane that Ive ever had.
And for the record, the IPad magazine is great.
I’d be interested in TAW’s opinion of LFC’s new digital mag?
What if we don’t have iPad or other tablet? Can we download to a computer?
Just read issue 3 (not read 1 or 2 yet), excellent format, good content, very happy.
Just a few comments
1) Financial modelling. I don’t quite see your potential income stream yet, but there must be one. Whilst I personally would be happy to pay per magazine, I am not sure how many readers you would lose to this model. I think you need to be careful that if you move to a payment method that you do not alienate current readers. As long as you announce your intentions now, I would not feel betrayed if you ever came to need to charge. I think it would be a case of pre-empting customer expectations. If you NEVER intend to charge, power to your elbow.
2) For content, I would like to see the introduction of a broader subject area. For example, how other local teams can contribute. EFC (although a different species), Tranmere (I know the chairman of their Supporters Trust has interesting views on how lower league clubs can be funded and survive), non-league clubs (possibly linking to clubs where past LFC alumni have played, eg Heighway and Skem?).
3) Other content could come regarding broader social issues of the area, unemployment, social housing, community schemes, etc. Anything that can be tied in to the broader spectrum as football as a social event, even though the clubs business model may be moving on to football as a corporately funded event which just has supporters turning up.
4) The local music content is excellent. I am not a gigger, but would welcome knowledge of local gigs, prices, etc to make my decision from. I could easily be encouraged to attend, but unless I missed it, there seemed to be no intent to market the music. I also would welcome the invitation to purchase local music content. The youtube clips were a terrific way to get me to listen to local bands I have never heard of, but I feel more could be done to help them financially.
I hope this helps, good luck with the project.